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Trekkers passing climbing Mount Kilimanjaro through the Machame Route

Kilimanjaro Machame Route

Approaching Mount Kilimanjaro from the southwest, Machame is the second most popular of the Kilimanjaro routes. It is also known as the “Whiskey” route since it is more arduous than the “Coca Cola” (Marangu) route owing to its longer and steeper walks, and lack of sleeping huts. Although Machame is regarded a difficult ...

Kilimanjaro Machame route - 40 Trips with 14 Reviews

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  • Spot the black and white colobus monkeys
  • Transport is included
  • Staff salaries are included on the costs
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Enosa Expeditions
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7 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking - Machame Route

of 2 reviews
This route, with its steep passages and higher altitudes, offers you occasional views of Mount... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Moshi/Moshi
  • Operator Enosa Expeditions Active 4 hours ago
From US$ 1,600 7 days View Tour
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  • 7 days to climb Kilimanjaro Mountain via Machame route
  • Explore the fascinating African wildlife
  • Specialist hiking guide in Kilimanjaro National Park
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Dahlia Tours&Safaris
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Mt. Kilimanjaro Trekking + Wildlife Safari: Combined Tour

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The seven day Machame route trek is the ideal schedule for this route. On the... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Arusha/Arusha
  • Operator Dahlia Tours&Safaris
From US$ 2,900 13 days View Tour
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Tomorrow
Jan 25
Highlights
  • Trekking the Highest Mountain of Africa
  • Perfect Option for Those with Just 6 Days
  • Easy to Acclimatize and Better Chances of Successful Climb
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Tanzania Tours Directory
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6 Day Mt. Kilimanjaro Trek (Machame Route)

Mount Kilimanjaro's Machame route is a popular hike favored by experienced backpackers. For those who ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Moshi/Moshi
  • Operator Tanzania Tours Directory
From US$ 1,300 6 days View Tour
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Jan 25
Jan 26
Highlights
  • Climbing Kilimanjaro, the highest free standing mountain in the world.
  • Magnificent views from various viewpoints.
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Braventure Africa
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7 Days Machame Route

On this trek, we will be climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa through ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Moshi/Moshi
  • Operator Braventure Africa
  • Tour Type Private Tour
From US$ 1,750 7 days View Tour
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Today
Jan 24
Highlights
  • Most challenging route on Kilimanjaro and also the most scenic route on the mountain..
  • High success rate of reaching to Uhuru Peak..
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Maasai Wanderings
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Kilimanjaro - Machame Route, 7 Day Private

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Kilimanjaro Machame Route with Karanga Valley acclimatisation - 7 days Often called the "Whiskey Route" ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Arusha/Arusha
  • Operator Maasai Wanderings
From US$ 2,395 7 days View Tour
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Jan 25
Jan 26
Highlights
  • Referred to as the "Whiskey route", it is better suited for the more adventurous hiker
  • Enjoy different views as you go up the southwest side and come down from south side
  • More authentic mountian experience because you sleep in tents and eat under a dinner tent
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Zara Tours
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Kilimanjaro - Machame Route - 6 Days

It is a beautiful route up Kilimanjaro that allows you to experience the southwest and ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Moshi/Moshi
  • Operator Zara Tours
From US$ 1,797 6 days View Tour
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Jan 25
Jan 26
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  • Mount Kilimanjaro Machame Route
  • Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro
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Avocet Tanzania Safaris ltd
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6 Days Mt. Kilimanjaro Climbing + 2 Nights Stay

The most beautiful, but Technical, climbing skills required, is now often booked by many -... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Arusha/Arusha
  • Operator Avocet Tanzania Safaris ltd
  • Tour Type Private Tour
From US$ 1,790 8 days View Tour
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Face of Africa Adventures
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7 Day Kilimanjaro Trekking: Machame Route

Considered to be one of the most beautiful features of Tanzania, Mount Kilimanjaro is as... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Arusha/Arusha
  • Operator Face of Africa Adventures
  • Tour Type Private Tour
From US$ 1,800 7 days View Tour
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Tomorrow
Jan 25
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  • Dreaming of Reaching the Roof of Africa. Stop dreaming and Start Climbing!
  • The Machame Route of Mt Kilimanjaro is probably the most scenic route
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Nyumbani Africa
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6-Days Kilimanjaro Machame Route - Private Tour

The Total hiking distance of the Machame route is approximately 100 km, distributed over 6 ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Arusha/Arusha
  • Operator Nyumbani Africa
From US$ 2,500 6 days View Tour
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Jan 25
Jan 26
Highlights
  • Most challenging route on Kilimanjaro and also the most scenic route on the mountain
  • Best route for acclimatization
  • High success rate of reaching to Uhuru Peak
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Bless Africa Tours and Safaris
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7 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking - Machame Route

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The Machame route, also known as the “Whiskey” route, is now the most popular ascent... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Moshi/Moshi
  • Operator Bless Africa Tours and Safaris
From US$ 1,750 7 days View Tour
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Today
Jan 24
Highlights
  • Getting to the top of highest mountain in Africa
  • Impressive views
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Seven Wonders Safaris
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6 Days Trek To The Roof Of Africa - Kilimanjaro

This 6 day trip will take you to the Roof of Africa - Mt. Kilimanjaro... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Arusha/Arusha
  • Operator Seven Wonders Safaris Active 14 hours ago
From US$ 1,450 6 days View Tour
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Today
Jan 24
Highlights
  • Machame offers the best route for acclimatization.
  • Fantastic views of natural scenery and snow-capped peaks.
  • Ascent to Uhuru Peak, the highest point on African continent.
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Migration Venture Africa Ltd
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Kilimanjaro Trekking - Machame Route

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For those who only have 6 days to climb Kilimanjaro, the Machame route is the ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Moshi/Moshi
  • Operator Migration Venture Africa Ltd Active 1 day ago
  • Tour Type Private Tour
From US$ 1,550 8 days View Tour
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Today
Jan 24
Highlights
  • Trekking, bird watching
  • Walking safaris, sightseeing
  • Night life, enjoying the nature & Wildlife
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Sayari Tano Tours & Safaris
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6 Days Machame Route Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking

Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest mountain, it’s found in northern part of Tanzania and lies just ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Arusha /Arusha
  • Operator Sayari Tano Tours & Safaris Active 1 day ago
From US$ 1,700 6 days View Tour
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Jan 25
Jan 26
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  • High summit success rate because of better acclimatization
  • Most challenging route on Kilimanjaro
  • The route offers some truly beautiful and varied scenery
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Bless Africa Tours and Safaris
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6 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking - Machame Route

The Machame route, also known as the “Whiskey” route, is now the most popular ascent... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Moshi/Moshi
  • Operator Bless Africa Tours and Safaris
From US$ 1,600 6 days View Tour
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Today
Jan 24
Highlights
  • Referred to as the "Whiskey route", it is better suited for the more adventurous hiker.
  • The route offers some truly beautiful and varied scenery.
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Zara Tours
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Kilimanjaro Northern Circuit

of 3 reviews
The Kilimanjaro Machame route is by a wide margin the least-used route on Kilimanjaro, getting ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Tanzania/Tanzania
  • Operator Zara Tours
From US$ 2,048 11 days View Tour
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Jan 25
Jan 26
Highlights
  • Explore Mt. Kilimanjaro through the Machame route a.k.a the Whiskey route
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Asili Explorer
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Machame Route To Mt. Kilimanjaro Trekking

Machame Route, the Machame Route is scenic and some say the most beautiful. Also ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Moshi/Moshi
  • Operator Asili Explorer
  • Tour Type Private Tour
From US$ 1,430 7 days View Tour
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Jan 25
Jan 26
Highlights
  • Duration: 6 Days trekking; 4 and a half days ascending, 1 and a half days descending.
  • Length: 100 km/62 mi total; 62 km/38 mi to summit; 38 km/24 mi descend from summit
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Lights On Africa Destinations & Safaris
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6 Days Machame Route "whiskey Route"

Description: The Machame Route is a beautiful route up Kilimanjaro that allows you to experience ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Arusha/Arusha
  • Operator Lights On Africa Destinations & Safaris
  • Tour Type Private Tour
From US$ 2,020 6 days View Tour
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Jan 25
Jan 26
Highlights
  • Best route for acclimatization
  • More popular trail to reach Uhuru Peak
  • The most beautiful route up Kilimanjaro
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8 Days Kilimanjaro Trekking: Machame Route

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Machame Route is the most beautiful route up Kilimanjaro. All your equipment and supplies are ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Moshi/Moshi
  • Operator Gracepatt Ecotours Kenya Active 10 hours ago
From US$ 1,895 US$ 1,706 8 days View Tour
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  • Machame Route Trek
  • Dramatic Mountain Scenery
  • Uhuru Peak
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Climb Kilimanjaro 6 Days

The Machame Route is considered to be the most spectacular way of climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Moshi/Moshi
  • Operator Jipe Trekking and Safaris
  • Tour Type Private Tour
From US$ 1,600 8 days View Tour
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Jan 26
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  • The Entire Climb up Mt. Kilimanjaro
  • Reaching the Top at Uhuru Peak
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AAA Express Adventure Ltd
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Mt Kilimanjaro Machame Route 7 Days 6 Nights

Tanzania is blessed with some of the most spectacular peaks and hiking points around eastern... ... Read More
  • Starts Arusha
  • Operator AAA Express Adventure Ltd
From US$ 1,560 7 days View Tour
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Jan 25
Jan 26
Highlights
  • Getting to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro
  • One of the more popular routes to Kilimanjaro
  • Beautiful views from some of the finest parts of the mountain
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Kibosho Tours and Safaris
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6-day Kilimanjaro Trek - Machame Route

For those who only have six days to climb Kilimanjaro, this climb through the Machame ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Moshi/Moshi
  • Operator Kibosho Tours and Safaris
  • Tour Type Private Tour
From US$ 1,880 6 days View Tour
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Jan 26
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  • Shira Plateau Panoramic Overview.
  • Kibo and Mawenzi viewpoint.
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Altezza Travel
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Mt. Kilimanjaro - Machame Route, 8 Days

Machame is one of the most popular routes on Kili, but for sure it is ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Kilimanjaro/Kilimanjaro
  • Operator Altezza Travel
  • Tour Type Private Tour
From US$ 1,806 8 days View Tour
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Jan 26
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  • Kilimanjaro trekking on Machame route
  • Trekking during the day and overnights in campsites.
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Novi Travel & Tours
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Kilimanjaro - Machame Route

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Of the seven main routes used to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the Machame route is the ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Arusha/Arusha
  • Operator Novi Travel & Tours
  • Tour Type Private Tour
From US$ 1,800 8 days View Tour
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Today
Jan 24
Highlights
  • Great success rates of successful summit climbs.
  • Spot monkeys and different species of beautiful birds..
  • Transport To/From Kilimanjaro Gate is included on the given price..
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Aardvark Expeditions (T) Limited
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7 Day Mount Kilimanjaro Machame Route Trek

The Machame route is one of the most beautiful routes to the top of Mt ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Arusha/Arusha
  • Operator Aardvark Expeditions (T) Limited
  • Tour Type Private Tour
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5.0 - Excellent Based on 14 customer reviews
You Think Tanzania, Think Dahlia Tours Reviewed Tour: Mt. Kilimanjaro Trekking + Wildlife Safari: Combined Tour
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5 - Excellent
“If we could give this safari tour company more than five stars, we would. They helped us in creating a truly EPIC African Safari & KILIMANJARO TREKKING!! Everything exceeded our expectations. We told them our interests and priorities for the trip and our agents worked hard to make sure it was all we wanted and more. Even after a few changes with travel dates.
Our safari tour designer provided absolutely professional and first-class service. Every booking and guide, porters, driver and staff person we met were exemplary, and the suggestions they made for us were fantastic. As first-time travelers to Africa, with group of 10 students we had many questions, and our agent responded promptly and in detail to all our questions. Brian, the company’s managing director and his partner met with us in person not once but twice - that level of service is something we have not encountered before. Our Kili guide and Safari driver was one of the most knowledgeable and friendly tour staffs we have ever met - we were sad to leave them. We cannot recommend this safari tour company highly enough! Our expectations were high, and they were exceeded!”
Best company for Mount Kilimanjaro and safari Reviewed Tour: 7 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking - Machame Route
Stanley From Sweden At
5 - Excellent
“I will never regret to recommend this company to any one who wants to do Mount Kilimanjaro trekking or safari.
My wife and i did 7 Day Mount Kilimanjaro trekking through Machame route and 4 days lodge safari with Enosa.
Noel was very ease to communicate with before we book and after booking with Enosa.
We had a very good team of Guides,cook and porters during the hike. Much appreciations goes to Pasco and Regan who helped us alot!!
During safari we stayed in good lodges...and we had good guide..his name is 'Mwinyi'.

We highly recommend Enosa to everyone!!”
Well done Anapa Travel Reviewed Tour: Kilimanjaro - Machame route
Anonymous From Canada At
5 - Excellent
“I hesitated between 2 travel agencies for the Kilimanjaro climbing and chose Anapa for their fare and the excellent service provided by Tumaini Wilson. He was at the airport upon arrival, available to answer my several questions and always willing to do everything to make my stay unforgettable. The support group for the climb was remarkable leaded by Alexander Marois. Very well done Anapa!”
Great Kilimanjaro experience - Machame route Reviewed Tour: Kilimanjaro - machame route
Anonymous From France At
5 - Excellent
“Great experience with Novi Travel & Tours! Organization was all perfect. Our head guide Filbert and his entire team were fantastic, they clearly knew what they were doing and that experience shone through the entire trek. Very professional, helpful, knowledgeable and competent.”
Climbing to the roof of Africa with the support of a dedicated company Reviewed Tour: Kilimanjaro Trekking - Machame Route
Emma From Kenya At
5 - Excellent
“Climbing Kilimanjaro was always going to be an exceptional experience, and it certainly lived up to that. The climb itself was challenging but incredibly rewarding - the support team were dedicated, friendly and professional, ensuring that I had everything I required to succeed.
I was recommended Migration and Kili Expedition through a Tanzanian friend, and was blown away by the level of support given by Amos (the director) outside of the actual climb - personally helping me with my onward travel arrangements and other logistical requirements. It really was like being with a close friend and I thank him for that. It made my overall experience in Moshi and the surrounding area something truly memorable.”
7 days kilimanjaro machame route Reviewed Tour: 7 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking - Machame Route
Moshe Kucukkaya From Sweden At
5 - Excellent
“I did the Kilimanjaro 7 days-machame route with Enosa, and i could'nt be happier of how it went. Everything was perfect from the day they picked me from the AirPort and to the day i left. The owner Noel did everything to ensure i would have a good climb, and so did the guides and everyone involved in the actual climb. We were 5 climbers in the group and everyone of us made it to the top. So thanks for everything Enosa :)”
Amazing Kilimanjaro Hike with Bless Africa Reviewed Tour: 7 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking - Machame Route
Rob Johnson From UK At
5 - Excellent
“Very good route and amazing scenery,it was a perfect choice for 7 days,with an extra day it real help us”
Kilimanjaro - Machame route Reviewed Tour: Kilimanjaro - Machame route, 7 day Private
Marc McCurley From Canada At
5 - Excellent
“After climbing the Shira Route with Maasai Wanderings many years ago, I recently returned with my wife to trek the Machame Route so she could experience this great adventure. We were not disappointed. From start to finish Maasai Wanderings were great to deal with and it was good to see the folks at Maasai Wanderings were as eager to please today as they were when I first traveled with them.”
Kilimanjaro - Machame route Reviewed Tour: Kilimanjaro Northern Circuit
Julie From UK At
4.5 - Excellent
“Three of us climbed the Machame route in the beginning of November (we are aged 50, 52 and 74). The friendly team on the ground sorted out our gear hiring requirements and generally made sure we were ready to go. The guides were professional, helpful, patient and caring and, together with their team, were absolutely phenomenal all round. On summit night a second assistant joined us on the walk and his help was invaluable as two of us suffered with symptoms of altitude sickness and his presence meant that we each had our own guide. Even though our summit took longer than usual because of us not feeling great they made sure that we all made it to the top and back to base camp safely.

I would highly recommend Winford and his team. They did an amazing job in some trying weather conditions and we are very grateful to them for helping us realise our dream.”

Kilimanjaro Machame Route - Overview

Approaching Mount Kilimanjaro from the southwest, Machame is the second most popular of the Kilimanjaro routes. It is also known as the “Whiskey” route since it is more arduous than the “Coca Cola” (Marangu) route owing to its longer and steeper walks, and lack of sleeping huts. Although Machame is regarded a difficult route, it paradoxically has a higher success rate than the Marangu Route.

Beginning at the south-west side of the mountain, the route takes around six day to complete; however, seven days is advised for a day should spent for acclimatization for safety reasons and for a higher probability of a successful summit. Climbers will sleep in designated campsites in tents. Trekkers have two options to reach Uhuru Peak. Majority of the trekkers choose the long Barafu Trail that offer the scenic view of the Rebmann Glacier. The other route is on the Western Breach Route, which is more thrilling and traverses through Lava tower and the Arrow Glacier.

The Machame Route is a very popular trail probably because climbers experience spectacular scenic beauty and diversity. The trail starts off by traversing through the lush, green rainforest to the moorlands and then to dry and dusty Shira Plateau. After climbing up to the Uhuru Peak in the Arctic climate zone, the descent is made on the steep Mweka Route, which allows trekkers to experience the dry mountain desert and the lowland forest. So, take this route if you want a more challenging and scenically varied trail to the mountain and don’t mind crowds.

Machame Route - Trek Facts
Trek Difficulty: Moderate To Difficult
Trek Duration: 7 Days
Max Altitude: 5,895 Meters
Accommodation: Camping
Best Season: All Year

Kilimanjaro Machame Route - Itinerary

The below is a sample itinerary. It may vary slightly depending on the final trekking agency you choose to go with:

  • Day 1: Trek starts and we will go to Machame Camp 4 – 6 hours
  • Day 2: To Shira Camp 4 – 5 hours
  • Day 3: To Barranco Camp via Lava Tower 4 – 6 hours
  • Day 4: To Barafu Camp via Karanga Valley 7 - 8 hours
  • Day 5: To Summit and Mweka Camp 11 – 14 hours
  • Day 6: To Moshi 3 – 4 hours

Trekking facts for the Machame route in a nutshell

  • It is the most popular route -- 45% of climbers
  • Heavy Traffic
  • Moderately expensive (comparatively) as it starts at a remote location
  • Camping
  • It is a very scenic route (and also the reason for its popularity)
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